Activating Your Laptop by Using Edge Monitor

If the administrator set up deployment in a way that requires you to activate your device after installation is complete, then you must activate your device to be considered the device owner and to have access to the Web Console and the operations in the Edge Monitor tool.

Edge Monitor activation requires either your Web Console credentials or an email and password. Edge Monitor also supports single sign-on (SSO) using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML).


If the administrator enabled shared device configuration for laptops, the first time you log on to the laptop, the software requires you to activate the Edge Monitor application.


  1. Open Edge Monitor on your laptop:

    • On Windows laptops, in the system tray, right-click the Edge Monitor icon.

    • On Mac laptops, in the status menu bar, click on the Edge Monitor icon.

    The User Laptop Registration dialog box appears.

  2. In the Computer Name box, enter the name of the laptop. The computer name may be provided.

  3. In the User Name and Password boxes, enter your Web Console credentials.

    If SAML integration is enabled, enter the domain name\user name or the email address, and then press Tab. Edge Monitor automatically redirects to the IdP log on window to authenticate the user. If Active Directory (AD) users are authenticated using an Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA) server, then the IdP attempts a single sign-on using the credentials of the AD user who is logged on to the computer.

  4. Optional: If you want to activate your laptop using the authorization code, click or use auth code, and in the Auth Code box, type the authorization code.

  5. Click Activate.


You are assigned as the owner of the device.